Why is leon a straight up superhuman?

1 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:12 ID: qtbeli

Is it ever explained why Leon (and by extension other re characters) are practically superhuman (not including wesker since, ya'know). I'm assuming anything that doesn't happen in scripted scenes or cutscenes is not classed as canon, and I'm not 100% sure on how canon Re vendetta, damnation and degeneration are for example, but I dont even need to list Leon's feats, it's insane some of the things he can do, things that no human could ever feasibly do no matter the training. In my headcanon I would assume he has some natural viral immunity, and that somehow he is simply just above the regular human strength, speed durability and reaction time, with this stuff being improved by his plaga infection (maybe some remaining residual effects despite the plaga being destroyed) and obviously complimented by his training. I wanted to know if any lore knowledgeable people had an answer, and if there is a canon explanation, or hints at one at the very least, as to why leon can outrun boulders, dodge bullets, and lift impossibly heavy things. (Yes I understand its just a game and there doesn't need to be an explanation, just wanted to k ow if one does exist)

2 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:55 ID: hkihqsw

To be blunt it's basically plot armour, buy and large the things that happen to RE protagonists would kill most people. One moment in Vendetta where Leon gets thrown across a concrete wall would see his shoulder shattered, most ribs broken and a lung likely punctured according to my mother who was a nurse for nearly 40 years.

But you could argue things like them wearing kevlar vests as well as their training which would make them more resistant to pain. But you gotta suspend your disbelief when it comes to this franchise, it's more fun that way plus you know when Leon (or any other RE character) is truly hurt then it's majorly serious.

ID: hkiiny2

Jill in 3r is hilariously durable. The stuff nemmy does to her in the first 5 minutes would kill her a dozen times.

ID: hkijg13

Yeah true, she'd certainly have cracked ribs, if not broken ones after some of the kicks and punches from Nemesis.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:42 ID: hkify0i

Resident evil Humans get stronger when they are in a situation where they can die.

Every human protagonist in Resident evil is superhuman by feats And scaling.

ID: hkigdgj

Is there a full version of the imgur post that isn't cut off, cause this is really interesting and I'm intruiged, I saw one of the quotes was from umbrella chronicles, I assume the other was from one of the books perhaps?

ID: hkih7jv

the part that talks about humans is just that. but i have a series of feats and statements that show that humans are very strong.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:44 ID: hkig81e

It's called plot armor and RE goes crazy with it on every character.

I think RE3R is the most ridiculous with the shit Jill survives though. It's just stupid in that game.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:53 ID: hkihenl

Becuase it's Resident Evil. Honestly, as much as I absolutely love this franchise, I always thought the whole thing always had a really goofy element to it in some form or another. From the corny dialogue and acting of the older games to the ridiculous over the top action sequences of the later games. The fact that the characters are borderline superhuman in several instances such as Jill taking a rocket blast from a foot in front of her or Chris literally punching a whole damn bolder, is just among the goofy nonsense that I love about these games and I just accept it.

ID: hkihln4

Don't get me wrong, I love it, the cheesiness and over the top Hollywood style action is great and I wouldn't have it any other way...

ID: hkihrp6


6 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:27 ID: hkimapj

He had special training while working with the President, obviously it would make sense that he can backflip 5 feet in the air while dodging lethal laser beams /s

I think the real answer is that the series was influenced by the over-the-top live action movies when RE4 released.

ID: hkimblk

5 feet is 0.75% of the hot dog which holds the Guinness wold record for 'Longest Hot Dog'.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/13 22:55 ID: hkihowt

Starting with 4, many of them have been infected with something and survived with superhuman abilities: Leon with Las Plagas, Jill with T (or even the Nemesis variant), Sherry with G, and Ethan and Mia with the mold. And I guess Wesker but he’s a cocktail by the time 5 comes around.

Claire and Moira technically got T-Phobos, but we haven’t seen any enhancements in females by that virus. Odd that Alex made it that way.

ID: hkihtgy

Yeah, just wasn't sure if these effects remained, and I'd that was canon or just fan theory tbh

8 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:47 ID: hkip1v2

His luscious hair gives him power beyond imagination.

Nah but for real, I dunno. He probably went through One Punch Man training, but did it after RE2 cause I didn't feel so super in the remake lol

9 : Anonymous2021/11/13 23:13 ID: hkika50

Its called gameplay


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